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Reports by:- Les and Lyn

Vic, Beaufort, Beaufort Lake Caravan Park

Date of Stay: October 2021 Rating: 3.5
We returned after 8 years. Standard powered sites are $30/n. Don’t rely on the website for prices. Ok 4 new family cabins since last visit. No changes to the ensuites or the shared facilities which are clean but very old by most standards. 2 laundries, dump point and sites have good water pressure and grey water waste points. The communal kitchen has been rebuilt and has a fridge, microwave, toaster and 2 indoor BBQs as well as a log fire. Ensuite hot water units are being upgraded to continuous gas HW. Currently the lake is full. On the road side of the ensuite site circle, there are now more permanents set up than we remember, but the best ensuite sites are still for tourists.

Vic, Cohuna, Cohuna Waterfront Holiday Park

Date of Stay: June 2020 Rating: 4
Top Park situated on the Gunbower Creek walking distance to the shops. We paid the weekly rate of 7 for 6 being $192 for a powered site. Very big park with many on-site annual vans. Well laid out, 2 separate ablution blocks 2 dump points, pool, jumping pillow and a good playground in the park as well as on the way into town. No annex slabs but adequate space between the tourist sites. Nice to sit at the edge of the water although it was a bit low at the time of our stay. 30km to Kerang and 60km to Echuca. Clovid restrictions were in place so we didn’t get a chance to use their showers, toilets were open, very clean facilities. NOTE. There is also a free camp nearby closer to town.

Vic, Rushworth, Lake Waranga Caravan Park And Holiday Camp

Date of Stay: February 2020 Rating: 3
Returned to the park after another 2 years. $29/night concession. Pretty much everything is unchanged although in quieter times the bush setting along the shore is great. The operator advised that after a long tenure that this is their final year. Big clean modern ablution block, laundry and pool. Tatura is 20 min away and Shepparton about 40 min.

Vic, Rochester, Rochester Riverside Caravan Park

Date of Stay: February 2020 Rating: 3.5
Adding to below, all the seasonal workers cabins are gone. New operators since the 2016 report. This is a not for profit council park that is being updated and enlarged for tourists. New camp kitchen scheduled this year. Only 30 minutes from Echuca and it is in a quiet location

Vic, Rochester, Rochester Riverside Caravan Park

Date of Stay: February 2020 Rating: 3.5
Very tidy park located across the river from the local CBD. $26/night for powered site, en-suite sites are also available too extra cost. 7 for 6 deals. Sites are level most with concrete slabs. Main amenities are immaculate and very modern. Limited laundry only 2 machines. Dump point. Some sites are difficult to back into. Good TV and Phone reception. Only issue on our stay, the park was 2/3rd empty but operator snuggled everyone in together, while there were plenty of empty sites. One neighbour in a camper van moved for some more private space.

SA, Naracoorte, Naracoorte Showground

Date of Stay: November 2019 Rating: 3
Powered sites $22/night, unpowered $15/night. Very grassy big level sites. Enough room to stay connected over night. Power and water is close to each but no sullage drains. On site dump point. Ok, the toilets are old but immaculately clean, only 2 showers in each. On site caretakers are jovial and very helpful. They work out of the only on site van at the park. The place seems to fill quickly in the afternoon approx 20 sites. Maximum stay is 7 days. Pets welcome under the usual owner control measures. Note; cash only, no card sales.

SA, Port Elliot, Port Elliot Showgrounds

Date of Stay: October 2019 Rating: 3
3 star because there is plenty of room. $25/night powered, $20/night unpowered. Unpowered do not have water nearby. No grey water drains and told to let it go onto the ground. Showers are a long way from most sites at the back of a pavilion. General toilets in middle of the camping area and at the showers. Only 2 showers in the male ablution. We are self contained but still needed to monitor our water usage as filling our tanks would be with a jerry can. We liked the location as it’s only 10 min or so from Victor Harbour. We received every FTA TV channel. Full phone and internet available with Telstra/Belong service. Good for a few days, we stayed 5 days. Mostly level sites no slabs but plenty of grass. No dump point, nearest is about 5k away on the intersection of Adelaide Rd & Strawberry Hill Road at the information display near the big roundabout.

SA, Karoonda, Karoonda Apex Caravan Park

Date of Stay: October 2019 Rating: 3.5
By chance we stumbled on this little well kept gem, located 50km from Tailem Bend. Fee is $15/night powered or free unpowered. Pay at the council office or in the honesty box. Small park 8 sites plus 2 FSC modern cabins. The code for the 4 ensuite washrooms is available by contacting the council or the after hours mobile. Water is at each powered site, plus there is a dump point at the far end of the park. Full mobile & internet reception on Telstra/Belong plus we got nearly all the FTA TV channels (except for the 10s). The local IGA is a bit ordinary other than that it’s a good stop over for a few days rest. The local laundry has either $8 or $5 machines depending on size needed. You can’t miss the silo artwork on the main road. .

NSW, Wentworth, Willow Bend Caravan Park

Date of Stay: October 2019 Rating: 3
We wondered if the popularity of this park is because Mildura is becoming too expensive. $30/night or pay 6 stay 7 is very reasonable for a powered site. Pot luck if you get a waterfront site if you haven’t booked. Pets welcome. The weather conditions made the park dusty but that is not the operators fault. They were constantly using sprinklers to keep the grass alive. The toilets/showers are unfortunately a bit hit and miss requiring repairs and a repaint although that said, they are clean. Excellent camp kitchen and BBQ areas. Dump point on site. There are ongoing improvements happening around the park. Good laundry with washers $3 and dryers $4. Location is a comfortable walk into the shops.

SA, Whyalla, Weerona Bay Football Club

Date of Stay: October 2019 Rating: 1
Situated on the corner of Jenkins and Cartledge Streets, this short stay camping area was better than expected. It’s run by the local football club and has only unpowered sites in their gravel car park at $10/night. 17 sites available. Max stay is 7 nights. No water, no power, no showers and no toilets. It’s set up for self contained only. As it’s at the end of a residential area, a shopping centre is a short drive with Coles, Woolies, Target etc. All the FTA tv channels are received. 1k away at the showground (on Jenkins) is the dump point and drinking water, to fill your tanks...showground camping is only in August for the show. Caretakers come over regularly to collect the fees and keep an eye on the place. We stayed 3 days which was enough to see all the local attractions. HMAS Whyalla and its museum including the model train museum was good value.